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World report 2012: A year of worldwide innovation

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 1 Mar 2013

It has been an interesting year for the accounting profession with integrated reporting taking centre stage as regulatory debates on audit play out.... read more

France report: Fighting an audit revolution

  • Author: Nick Huber
  • Published: 31 Jan 2013

In the past year, France has dealt with a slowing economy and rising unemployment, but the country’s accounting profession remains buoyant due to a.... read more

Brazil report: Strength in numbers

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 18 Dec 2012

Despite an unexpectedly tough economic outlook, Brazil’s accounting profession has enjoyed continued growth in the number of accountants qualifying.... read more

Ireland report: Light at the end of the tunnel

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 3 Dec 2012

Ireland’s economy remains in difficulty and the country’s professional accounting bodies have stepped up support efforts for members. While the.... read more

UK report: Swimming against the current

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 29 Oct 2012

The UK’s economic outlook has turned bleak as International Monetary Fund forecasters predict the economy will now shrink by 0.6% in 2012 and not.... read more

Country report: India

  • Author: Swati Prasad
  • Published: 26 Sep 2012

Despite the slowdown in the Indian economy and the much talked-about paralysis in its policy-making system, the country’s two accounting institutes.... read more

Country report: South Africa

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 30 Aug 2012

Despite a raft of anticipated regulation on the back of a newly signed Companies Act, South Africa’s institutes have seen little change in the past.... read more

Country report: Mexico

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 24 Jul 2012

Mexico’s accounting profession has been working on a number of initiatives in the past year, from implementing IFRS and improving audit quality.... read more

Country report: Australia

  • Author: Carolyn Canham
  • Published: 4 Jul 2012

Australia’s accounting bodies have been working on ambitious growth plans and expanding their membership in the past year. But while there has been.... read more

Country report: The Netherlands

  • Author: Sara Perria
  • Published: 12 Jun 2012

Already in deep water due to economic uncertainty and the eurozone crisis, accounting in the Netherlands has been further hampered by a regulatory.... read more

Country survey: United States

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 9 May 2012

Financial reporting in the US seems to come under greater scrutiny with each passing year. For the American institutes, it’s a case of striving to.... read more

Country Survey: Canada

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 10 Apr 2012

Canada’s three professional accounting bodies have been busy contending not only with merger negotiations spanning multiple jurisdictions and.... read more

Country survey: Germany

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 10 Apr 2012

Germany’s accounting profession has seen less regulatory change in the past year. But with the reorganisation of its standard-setting body and a.... read more

France survey: A united front

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 2 Mar 2012

Accountants and auditors in France are uniting to contest audit reforms in the EC proposals. For members of the CNCC and CSOEC, the recommendations.... read more

Going global: 2012 world survey

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 7 Feb 2012

The accounting profession has entered a time of internationalisation as professional bodies move away from national strategies towards globalised.... read more


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